Worksheet 6: Three Techniques for Dream Incubation
Dream work can inspire, enlighten, and amuse you, even if you have never done it before. The most important thing besides remembering your dreams is to know how to incubate a dream for understanding, insight, and guidance. When you are working with the Law of Attraction in an intentional way, you may find it helpful to incubate a dream to clarify whether you are on your path or are obstructing the manifestation of something you deeply desire or guidance on how to turbo-charge your intention to get what you want.
Place a pad of paper and a pencil next to your bed. Even better, purchase and use a dream journal (any blank book will do).
Upon awakening, remain in that sleepy state and notice how you feel from having that dream. Try to recall all the images you can about your dream.
Without judging or analyzing your dream, write everything you can remember about the dream, especially your feeling and mood as you awakened.
After you have recorded your dream, consult a good dream dictionary to choose meanings for the symbols that make sense to you.
Once you have interpreted all the symbols, actions, messages, themes, and any particularly potent images, rewrite the dream to expose its relevance and meaning. Meaning can be revealed in the layers of the dream or even over a period of time during which you dream the same dream again, so consult books about dream work to learn how to extract as much meaning as possible.
Incubating a dream requires a little preparation. Before going to sleep, do some breath work. As you breathe out, visualize dark negative energy that you've acquired during the day flowing out through the soles of your feet beyond the horizon line. As you breathe in, visualize white light or positive energy flowing in through your heart or head and filling your body. Ask for the dream you desire. Be clearly focused and specific — for example, “I open my heart and mind to receiving a dream about .” Here are three techniques for dream incubation:
Prepare and pray for the dream. Ask your dreaming mind for exactly what you want. Don't try to incubate a dream after consuming heavy food or drink. Likewise, avoid incubating a dream when you are extremely tired or grumpy or overstimulated by work or conversations with friends. Take a hot shower or bath to wind down from your day. Make certain your bedroom is clean with fresh linen on the bed. You should feel peaceful and ready to sleep. Ensure that you have placed the necessary tools for recording your dream close by.
Fantasize and explore every aspect of your dream topic until you can write out a short one-sentence dream question or goal. During a meditation or quiet period, think about every aspect of the type of information you require or desire to receive from the dream. Clarity of what you seek and how you feel about what you seek to discover is essential.
Open your heart and mind to any and all possibilities for information your dream (or dreams) may bring you about the topic in question. Understand that sometimes your dreaming mind may offer the dream in different ways on different nights. In essence, your dreaming mind brings you the information you desire sequentially, as if it were a flower slowly unfolding and yielding its secrets.